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Saturday sermon: Acts 2:28-31

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Posted by Ros Clarke, 5 Aug 2017

On Saturdays, we're highlighting some great sermons you may have missed. Please let us know if you've heard a good sermon lately that's available to listen online.

A wedding, a funeral, a birth and a bath? David Bourne explains how each of these teaches us something significant about baptism in his sermon on ‘Why Baptism Matters’, preached at Hailsham Parish Church. He begins his sermon with a very clear and helpful explanation of covenants, using Old Testament examples of covenant signs and covenant promises, and showing how these are fulfilled in the New Covenant with the new signs of baptism and communion. Baptism, he argues, is a sign of the gospel, a covenant sign, a vital sign of inward realities. Baptism calls us to enjoy all that God has promised.

The sermon ends with a brief discussion of some misunderstandings around baptism, and a calling to remain united despite disagreement on some of these.

A great sermon to share with anyone who is confused about baptism!


Listen to the sermon here.

Ros Clarke is Associate Director of Church Society

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